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It wasn’t just fame that led him to retreat, it was also Lisa Hannigan.
Throughout 0 and 9, there is another voice that accompanies Rice, playing off of his blues.
But there is something comforting in them, as if the music itself were a cocoon, enveloping you, entombing you. This is the kind of music that is meant to be listened to after heartbreak but it is also the kind of music that will break your heart.
But there is something comforting in them, as if the music itself were a cocoon, enveloping you, entombing you.
On this record, Rice is devastating, as if saying that a love lost leaves behind a wound that festers and often, cannot heal.
It is a reminder that as much as love is beautiful, it is tragic, and there are many who suffer its barbs.
The song suffused the Mike Nichols’ film Closer and its refrain, which should have been romantic, became a despairing ode, a statement of love perhaps unrequited.
With two other singles off O—‘Volcano’ and ‘Cannonball’—Rice sealed his reputation as the downhearted crooner.
Rana is the author of a collection of short stories, ‘City of Dreams: Stories’, from Rupa Publications India.
I don’t imagine how the show at Tangalwood will be, but at the Museum, in its cloistered space, I can imagine Rice with his guitar, alone in front of a microphone, a lone spotlight on him as the crowd collectively holds its breath.
Then he’ll sing and so will everyone else, following along, “I can’t take my mind off of you.”Pranaya SJB Rana is Features Editor for The Kathmandu Post.
But O wasn’t just about emotion—it was about mood, an atmosphere that the listener could immerse themselves in.
O went to win the coveted Shortlist Prize, the British equivalent of the US’ Mercury prize, awarded to an album that sold less than 500,000 copies but deserved a much wider audience. But Rice, like Nick Drake before him, didn’t seem too comfortable with fame.